Direct-Capture GT Sport Footage: Nürburgring and Brands Hatch

December 5th, 2016 by Brendan Rorrison

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After months of off-screen gameplay, our patience has been rewarded at PSX 2016 with direct capture videos of GT Sport in action being provided by Polyphony themselves. Yesterday, we focused on clips from the Nürburgring as well as Tokyo Expressway, abut today we have footage of both the Green Hell and the venerable Brands Hatch in glorious 1080p, 60fps.

The first of these clips include the Peugeot 908 HDi taking on a host of VGT and LMP cars on the British circuit. We’ve seen this track previously in off-screen and direct footage but in this latest build, the game looks better than ever. Taking place on a suitably grim and stormy evening, we get some nice shots of the cars themselves and the surroundings captured in Polyphony’s signature lighting engine.

It’s familiar content but in a lot higher quality, both technically and in the capture method … and we aren’t complaining.

The BMW M6 GT3 is the star of the show in the second clip provided by Sony and Polyphony, taking on the Nordschleife. The Gr.3 category of cars is sure to be a favorite among the player-base when the game releases next year and it’s easy to see why as we see glimpses of racing machines from Jaguar, McLaren and Renault.

Environmentally, the shadows look a lot cleaner than previous builds, and the surrounding greenery looks as good as you’ll find anywhere else in the racing sim market. All these factors make up for a lovely minute of footage.

Although the official trailer for PSX 2016 didn’t unveil a release window, the progress GT Sport is making is easy to see. The atmospheric changes to the game are instantly recognizable and are sure to bring a bit more variety to racing scenarios in the game. We’ll be on the lookout for more GT Sport footage in the coming days.

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